Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
Police searching for 3 suspects in home invasion, shooting
Birmingham police are searching for three home invasion/robbery suspects who broke into an apartment unit off Lakeshore Drive in Birmingham Tuesday morning.
Fox News 6 at Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Temporary I-65 shutdown due to Clanton accident
An accident early Tuesday temporarily shutdown southbound traffic on I-65 in Clanton.?...Fox News 6 at Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Bad weather hampers search for missing boaters in Alabama
The same thing that turned an annual sailboat race into a disaster on Alabama's Mobile Bay is now hampering the search for four missing boaters: bad weather.ABC 33/40 - TV at Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM
2 killed, 3 children injured in Blount County car wreck
Authorities say two people have died and three children have been injured in a head-on collision in Blount County.ABC 33/40 - TV at Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Friend mourns for Etowah Co. Rescue Squad member who died during search mission
Mellissa Davis says Vicky Ryan, who died over the weekend trying to rescue a missing kayaker, was one of her dearest friends.Fox News 6 at Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM
After the Storm: Pratt City Library
At the corner of Dugan Avenue and Hibernian Street in Birmingham's Pratt City community, stands a library. That library, along with most hom…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 11:23:57 PM
Three small children riding in one of the cars were transported to the hospital in Birmingham,.
Three small children riding in one of the cars were transported to the hospital in Birmingham,. ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 10:23:00 PM
Baltimore Police chronicle riots online
Baltimore Police described what is happening during riots that injured officers and left parts of the city in flames.CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 8:57:42 PM
Two wanted for questioning in death of Birmingham man
Two people are wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Birmingham man.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 8:24:44 PM
The Birmingham area should see some showers through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Ser
The Birmingham area should see some showers through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 8:00:00 PM
After the Storm: Hackleburg reaches rebuilding milestones
The town of Hackleburg took a direct hit. Four years later, there’s still much work to be done. After nearly being wiped off the map, this s…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 7:45:19 PM
Mountain Brook man rides out Nepal earthquake on Mt. Everest
Kent Stewart was at base camp on Mount Everest when earthquake rocked Nepal.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 7:09:32 PM
Pleasant Grove High School seniors recall April 27, 2011 tornado
Four years later, they haven't forgotten what it was like to live through a tornado.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 7:07:41 PM
Etowah CO. Rescue Squad seeks new training
After losing an Etowah County Rescue Squad member, the force is looking at new safety measures for first responders.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 6:54:20 PM
Kayaking accident in Gadsden raises concerns
After two and a half days of tragedy on Big Wills Creek, Gadsden city leaders are looking for was to keep something like this from happening…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 6:52:28 PM
Tornado recovery progress comes slowly in hard-hit Cordova
Today, concrete slabs mark the places where Cordova's City Hall, a library, two pharmacies, two beauty salons and a gym before the historic tornado outbreak.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 6:32:59 PM
After the Storm: East Side Baptist Church in Cullman
When tragedy strikes in small communities, the church will oftentimes operate as a place of peace and safety. But for the members of East Si…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 6:29:40 PM
PHOTOS: Baltimore Officers Injured After Funeral
Baltimore Police Officers were injured in violent clashes with demonstrators after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray died after a spinal cor…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 5:53:57 PM
Southside's Element 26 apartment complex sold for $4M
A Southside apartment community has been sold.
Element 26 apartments was acquired by Element 26 LLC from Highland Ridge LLC for $4 million, according to a release by Berkadia's Birmingham office.
The property sold for $61,742 per unit.
Berkadia investment sales adviser Joshua Jacobs negotiated the deal for the seller.
“We continue to see pent-up demand for renovated units in this market, which is certainly encouraging for those considering value-add opportunities," Jacobs said.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 5:50:44 PM
Suspect in Valley Avenue carjackings arrested
One of the suspects in the recent Valley Avenue carjackings has been arrested, and linked to an additional crime.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 5:49:44 PM
Small plane lands in motel parking lot in Sylacauga
A small plane went down in the parking lot of the Towne Inn Motel, according to Sylacauga Police Chief Chris Carden.CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 5:18:11 PM
BREAKING: Small plane lands in motel parking lot in Sylacauga
A small plane went down in the parking lot of the Towne Inn Motel, according to Sylacauga Police Chief Chris Carden.CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 5:18:11 PM
PHOTOS: Potential gas main break on 280 stalls traffic
What appeared to be a gas main break on Cahaba River Road and Riverview Road closed off portions of Highway 280 Monday. The bridge was also …...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 5:11:16 PM
Lottery would create jobs, over a billion in economic impact
Alabama lottery and casino gaming would create $1.2 billion annual economic impact and generate almost $400 million in new revenue for state…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 4:43:43 PM
The formation of such a committee is mandated by the rules governing the West Homewood District that
The formation of such a committee is mandated by the rules governing the West Homewood District that was approved by the council nearly a year ago.Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 4:16:00 PM
Authorities said no one was injured.
Authorities said no one was injured. ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 4:12:31 PM
Two Men & A Truck ready to expand in Birmingham
Two Men & A Truck plans to expand its reach and labor force in Birmingham.
Birmingham General Manager Joe Waller said he is looking to hire 20 to 30 new employees in order to keep up with demand within the market.
Waller said the residential market has picked up, which is seeing more people move in and out of the city.
"That's putting demand on our workforce," Waller said.
Waller also plans to expand the company's truck fleet this summer from 26 to 30.
Birmingham was one of the ...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 3:48:21 PM
ComplyMD rebrands as Vincari, plans growth after software upgrades
Birmingham startup ComplyMD has rebranded as Vincari and will be hiring 15 to 20 employees over the next year following upgrades to its propriety software platform Lightspeed Valet.
John Tuck, executive vice president of sales at Vincari, said the company's software has outgrown its role solely as a compliance documentation tool for physicians and will now be branching out into other areas of physician documentation.
Tuck said there will be an increasing demand for physicians to document...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 3:42:54 PM
Aliant Bank rebranding as USAmeriBank
Aliant Bank is rebranding as USAmeriBank in an effort to reflect its relationship with its parent company.
Alexander City-based Aliant, one of several Alabama banks that has been increasing its presence in Birmingham, has operated as a division of USAmeriBank since 2011.
Harlan C. Parrish, executive vice president, Alabama retail banking director of USAmeriBank said the bank is working to make the transition seamless for customers.
“The USAmeriBank platform gives us the resources to o...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 3:40:50 PM
Alabama residential sales jump 33 percent in March
Alabama residential sales continued to climb in March.
According to new data released by the Alabama Center for Real Estate, there were 4,289 units sold in March, a 33 percent jump from February's closings and 19 percent higher than March of last year.
The number was also 25 percent higher than the five-year average of 3,426 units from 2010-2014.
The median sales price also increased 8 percent over February to $130,363.
The average sales price, month-to-month, increased by nearly 2...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 3:37:46 PM
Court decision requires AL payday lenders to keep a customer database
The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court's decision that requires payday lenders to use a database to make sure borrowers do not exceed a $500 limit for payday loans.
The database will aid in enforcing current state legislation, including the requirement that no lender can give a payday loan to an individual who already has $500 in payday loans, according to a release from the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC.
The database will be required by the State Banking Departm...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 3:35:28 PM
Person in Skeletor mask robs Church's Chicken
People dressed in Skeletor masks are accused of robbing a Church's Chicken location.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:55:29 PM
Blu Spero opens at Riverchase Galleria
The Riverchase Galleria has a new clothing boutique.
Blu Spero has opened at the Hoover mall on the second level overlooking the food court, according to a release by the Galleria.
“We are thrilled to have Blu Spero open up at Riverchase Galleria,” says Angela C. Jacks, marketing manager at Riverchase Galleria. “Blu Spero gives our shoppers another boutique-style experience and offers the latest in fashion and accessories. They are a great addition to our current mix of stores.”
Blu S...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:39:27 PM
GOP leader rolls dice on gaming support on Tornado anniversary
Various parts of Alabama may suffer if something isn't done about the state of the budget. This could include cuts in DHR services, funding …...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:35:43 PM
Bentley addresses proposed tax cuts and increases
Governor Robert Bentley addressed the Cullman County Chamber of Commerce on Monday to discuss Alabama's proposed cuts and tax increases.CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:35:43 PM
Child struck by car while walking to Avondale Elementary
A Monday morning is changed in an instant for one Avondale family. 5-year-old Isaiah Bowman was walking to school with his father when he wa…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:23:51 PM
Officials said the mobile markets could provide short term solutions to giving residents access to q
Officials said the mobile markets could provide short term solutions to giving residents access to quality foods. The bus is the first of three that will serve as a mobile market.Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:20:32 PM
Benito Ocampo Albarran, 41, was pronounced dead 9:47 p.m. Sunday.
Benito Ocampo Albarran, 41, was pronounced dead 9:47 p.m. Sunday.Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:14:11 PM
Major delays are to be expected through the rest of the afternoon due to the closure.
Major delays are to be expected through the rest of the afternoon due to the closure.Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 2:04:10 PM
Dogfighting a serious business in central Alabama
Two weeks ago the shelter was broken into two nights in a row. In total, six dogs were stolen - two pit bulls and four mutts. Since then thr…...CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:57:12 PM
Caucus lawyers argue the districts "display unmistakable evidence of racial sorting."
Caucus lawyers argue the districts "display unmistakable evidence of racial sorting." ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:43:00 PM
Girl with autism surprised with prom queen crown
During prom Saturday night, Molly took over the dance floor, but she gained a new title.CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:36:40 PM
Waffle House buys Third Avenue North site
Waffle House has closed on the site that will bring the popular 24/7 chain to downtown Birmingham.
Evan Dujanovic, a broker with Commercial Property Services Inc., said this week the property at 1104 Third Ave. N. was sold to Waffle House for $435,000.
Waffle House first announced plans to come downtown at a January Design Review Committee hearing.
The former Krystal building has been vacant for many years, Dujanovic said, but Waffle House will start work in about six months to redeve...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:35:32 PM
PHOTOS: Tuscaloosa 4 years after April 27th, 2011
A look at the rebuilding process in Tuscaloosa and Alberta City since April 27th, 2011.CBS42 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:33:18 PM
Fire at former O'Charley's intentionally set, authorities say
The fire at a former O'Charley's restaurant location last week was not an accident, authorities say.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:20:14 PM
Golden Construction breaks ground on $35 million Louisiana multifamily project
Birmingham-based Golden Construction has started work on a $35 million multifamily development in Baton Rouge, La.
The four-story Bayonne at SouthShore project is underway and will consist of 240 units over 113,360 square feet of space.
“This will be one of Baton Rouge’s finest residential rental communities, if not the finest,” said Mike Wampold, who is developing Bayonne.
According to a release from Golden Construction, the tenants will have amenities such as garage parking, a resor...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:15:47 PM
Resolvin D1 reduces post-heart-attack heart failure
The protective effect is achieved by reducing acute inflammation in the spleen and the left ventricle of the heart. Ganesh Halade Chronic inflammation provokes a downward spiral in many diseases, including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis and peripheral artery disease. A University of Alabama at Birmingham -led research team has now found that mice that are given the lipid “Resolvin D1” after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and h...UAB Campus News at Monday, April 27, 2015 1:12:12 PM
Pleasant Grove remembers April 27, 2011, tornado
It's a somber anniversary for Pleasant Grove as residents mark four years since their town was forever changed by a tornado.NBC 13 - TV at Monday, April 27, 2015 12:56:18 PM
CBER's economic forecast shows signs of job growth for Alabama
The first half of 2014 may have been slow for Alabama job growth, but that seems to be changing.
Alabama gained 28,600 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015, according to the most recent economic forecast from the University of Alabama's Center for Business and Economic Research.
Goods producing firms added 1,300 employees, while service providing firms added 27,300.
Additionally, professional and business services gained 8,400 jobs in Alabama, while the leisure and hospitality sector ad...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 27, 2015 12:24:44 PM
UAB secures $11 million DOD grant for COPD study
UAB gets $11 million grant for potential groundbreaking study of beta blockers for patients with COPD. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will lead a multisite study of the role of beta blockers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The study is funded by an $11 million grant from the United States Department of Defense.
COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is among the most costly chronic illnesses in ter...UAB Campus News at Monday, April 27, 2015 12:21:24 PM
Birmingham Association of REALTORS®
Are you a first-time homebuyer? Looking for a fixer-upper? Read the real stories of local homebuyers and the Birmingham REALTORS® who helped make their dream of buying a home a reality. ...B-Metro at Friday, April 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Event Rentals Unlimited
Known as the region's leader in events, Event Rentals Unlimited is spotlighting some of their favorite recent events in Birmingham.B-Metro at Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:00:00 AM
B-There! Birmingham Zoo’s 60th Anniversary | Easter Egg Hunt
4/1-4/7/15: We're sharing 15 ways to relieve spring fever in this week's edition of B-There.B-Metro at Friday, April 03, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Good Food Comes From Good Intentions
My first meal at Satterfield’s was 10 years ago; I reviewed the restaurant soon after it opened. Owner Becky Satterfield foresaw her restaurant becoming one of the “best of the best” restaurants in Birmingham, which happened quickly.B-Metro at Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM
A handful of Birminghamians stepped in to stop the cruelty of an Alabama puppy mill.
Written by Jan Walsh
Photography by Crys Carnes...B-Metro at Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM
A story to tell…
We are excited to share this collection of fiction from Birmingham authors, the result of B-Published, our first-ever fiction contest. We received some great entries in our three divisions (student, college, and adult) and the three winning short stories are published here.B-Metro at Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Art & Soul
Creative approaches to healing inspire patients and clinicians
By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood and Nik Layman • Videos by Jeff Myers, Andrea Reiber, and Steve Wood
Hospitals are not immune to magic.
When Elizabeth Vander Kamp begins telling a story to an elderly woman at UAB Hospital-Highlands one Thursday morning, the room vanishes, revealing a forest where a steadfast princess tries to melt the heart of her cruel father. After a series of trials, the heroine emer...UAB Magazine at Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:32:07 AM
Answers to Age-Old Questions
Steven Austad explores the science of aging
By Matt Windsor • Photo by Steve Wood
The longest-lived human on record didn’t make it much past 120 years. That’s nothing compared to the ocean quahog, a fist-sized clam found off the coast of Maine. “They can live 500 years or longer,” said Steven Austad, Ph.D., chair of UAB’s Department of Biology and associate director of the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging. “They’ve been sitting out there on the sea floor since before S...UAB Magazine at Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:14:48 AM
Virtual reality training for the real world
By Williesha Morris and Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood A close-up of a Paris street rendered by the UAB ETLab. Audio programmer Andrew Hyde and media artist Josh Davenport (top of page, left to right) visit the French capital via Oculus Rift.
UAB engineers haven’t invented a teleportation device, but they do have the next best thing. The Enabling Technology Lab (ETLab) within UAB’s Department of Mechanical Engineering ...UAB Magazine at Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:04:28 AM
Redefining literacy for Alabama families
By Nancy Mann Jackson • Illustration by Ernie Eldredge Maryann Manning
What does a warm coat have to do with reading and writing? Maryann Manning, Ed.D., saw the connection. The internationally renowned author and scholar on literacy issues, a distinguished professor emerita at UAB’s School of Education, “provided eyeglasses, coats, and shoes to children in the area because she understood that kids can’t do the things they need to...UAB Magazine at Wednesday, March 25, 2015 4:34:46 PM